Council opens a home for all art lovers in Huntsville

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A 19th Century mansion filled with art, accompanied with information about art programs to tempt the creative taste buds and a gift shop; it’s all here in Huntsville.

The Wynne Home, an old historic mansion, takes on a new image as renovations and cultural priorities continue to get underway. What was once a wedding gift to a young couple is now the breeding ground for artistic ideas here in Huntsville. The house’s original structure was styled after the Victorian era and was built in 1883.

Sharron King, the department chair of art department at SHSU said, “I think it’s a fabulous idea that a beautiful building is being preserved for future generations.”

The Wynne Home Arts Center is located at 1428 11th Street will be opening in early summer. Individuals that come to the exhibit will see art from different cultures and time periods. The exhibit will rotate throughout the year, so the gallery will frequently have new art on display.

Linda Pease, a Wynne Home Arts Center representative said, “It’s an exciting time for the project because it’s almost finish.”

Samuella W. Palmer, Trustee for the Ruth W. Hollinshead Trust, granted the home to the city of Huntsville in 1998. Palmer envisioned the home as a cultural haven for the community to view and appreciate art.

The Wynne Home Arts Center will offer programs for children and adults. Children will be able to experience folk dance, tap and creative dance. Computer access for digital art and art education will also be available.

Adults are definitely not left out of this painted picture. The Wynne Home Arts Center will offer classes in watercolor, music, sculpting, quilting and cooking. Space for weddings, receptions and festivals are available as well. The art center will be open to everyone. Local artists and storytellers will be welcomed to display their work and other talents.

Sam Houston’s art department has future plans to offer classes in the Wynne Home Arts Center. Continuing education courses would be offered. For more information about the Wynne Home Arts Center contact the art office at (936) 291-5422.